Pilot of missing plane carrying Cardiff footballer named as Dave Ibbotson

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Pilot of missing plane carrying Cardiff footballer named as Dave Ibbotson

Dave Ibbotson and Emiliano Sala have been missing since Monday as the police turn the rescue operation into a recovery mission

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The pair have been missing since Monday

The pair have been missing since Monday

 

 

The private pilot flying the plane which has gone missing with footballer Emiliano Sala on board has been named as Dave Ibbotson.

 

Mr Ibbotson has been missing since the plane disappeared from radar over the English Channel on Monday night.

 

He was from Crowle, near Scunthorpe. A “visibly upset” woman declined to comment near the home according to The Grimsby Telegraph.

 

He has been associated with skydiving company Target Skysports, based in Hibaldstow, North Lincolnshire.

 

A spokesman for the business referred inquiries to the UK’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch when contacted by Press Association.

 

 

The Channel Islands Air Search has confirmed the search has moved from a rescue to a recovery operation.

 

Guernsey Police said it had searched 280 square miles using multiple aircraft over five hours on Wednesday, but there was “as yet no trace” of the missing plane.

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